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NASA Airbus Helicopters H135 delivered

riggerrob

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NASA probably bought the same model as the US Army to simplify maintenance, spares and pilot training.
 

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NASA probably bought the same model as the US Army to simplify maintenance, spares and pilot training.
US Army is operating the UH-72 Lakota which is a version of the EC145, not of the smaller H135 (different engines, main rotor and tail rotor).
 

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Great pictures.

This probably shouldn't be in this thread, but I've got to say this. While I was studying these pictures, I got this feeling I had seen this basic shape in a NASA image. After thinking for a bit, it hit me. This old Robert McCall painting. And, what's not to love about the idea of a Huey flying out of the VAB?

McCall VAB Painting.jpg
 

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What's the betting Telly Savalas could still beat these with a worn-out old Stearman cropduster . ;)

Got to say, the NASA colour scheme looks good on them.
 

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